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After complaints against JWT’s Gustavo Martinez, now WPP staffers call for the resignation of Mauricio Sabogal, CEO, Kinetic Worldwide

14-March-2016
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After complaints against JWT’s Gustavo Martinez, now WPP staffers call for the resignation of Mauricio Sabogal, CEO, Kinetic Worldwide

According to latest reports, a handful of people who claim to be WPP staffers are calling for the resignation of Mauricio Sabogal, CEO of out-of-home media agency giant Kinetic Worldwide, in response to a blog post he wrote that they claim contains "offensive and discriminatory treatment and views of Americans," according to an email they sent to WPP CEO Martin Sorrell.

 Sabogal, who is originally from Colombia, wrote the post in his native Spanish for Tumblr page "What's on Fire." He then tweeted a link to the post from his handle, @msabogalkw, on Jan. 20, 2015, when it was published. Both the tweet and blog post have since been recently removed.

The reports further add that the WPP spokesman didn't have any comment beyond, "We're investigating."

It must be mentioned that earlier, J. Walter Thompson’s Chief Communications Officer Erin Johnson had filed a lawsuit against Gustavo Martinez, Global CEO, JWT, in the New York Federal Court for sexual harassment and racist slurs.

In her complaint, Johnson said that Martinez subjected her “and other employees to an unending stream of racist and sexist comments as well as unwanted touching and other unlawful conduct.” 

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